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at the potsdam conference? >> they decided that they wanted the u.n. to be supported by the powers, and they wanted the soviet union to join in the war against japan with this enormous army and resources. those were the two big a thing is to be decided. but they were also jawing about what to do about germany, east germany, there was an occupation. these things were semi settled at yalta. berlin was carved out. but it was in the middle of the russian area. it was an isolated enclave. >> the war in europe was over. >> that was the japanese war they were focusing on. >> potsdam was in germany, outside of berlin. we have some video to show -- i want to show you the speech where he is talking about the bomb. something he spent a long time on. >> a short time ago an american airplane dropped one bomb on hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. that bomb has more power than 20,000 tons of tnt. it is an atomic bomb. it is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. the source from which it draws its power has been loosened against the far east. >> you point out in your bo
him. but he's not -- he's sort of un veiling something people sort of already knew but really speaking the truth about it. >> here is wendell potter. >> there is the assumption that people that run government are elected officials, people from congress. but it is not true in many cases. the power lies with corporations and corporations and the corporate interests and the lobbyists they buy. i was almost as surprised by anybody to see the report that i was the most frequent visitor to the white house during the health reform debate. it was important to keep expressing the hospital's position. >> it is an experience world to live in, in terms of getting your voice heard in washington, d.c. >> how powerful are lobbyists in the health care system? [laughter] infinitely. >> why did the head of the hospital association speak to you? >> they wanted to give their perspective, and we wanted the perspective of lobbyists. i don't think he's a bad guy at all. i think he's just doing his job. his job is to advocate on behalf of hospitals, and that's the way our system is set up. >> shannon bradley
a world war with germany. he had been at the u.n. conference in san francisco. seen a lot of the world and is beginning to put down his thoughts. i think the whole reason he installed the taping system was as a historian's helper, that he was beginning to think about the memoirs he would someday right. it was only his second year of the presidency and he probably thought he had until 1969 before he really had to sit down and write his memoirs. but i'm sure as a journalist and a historian himself, he was trying to gather the tools necessary for that book. >> in the book, two c.d.'s are attached for about 2 1/2 hours of conversations. what's the total number of hours that there are for all the conversations you had to listen to? >> the available tapes constitute 248 hours of tapes of meetings, meaning in the oval office or the cabinet room, and about 17 hours of telephone conversation. and the two have often been separated from each other. but we unit them together in this collection. >> who collected them? >> well, the whole story of the system and where it -- how it was operated, and t
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